What is it about?
In this article we address important ambiguities and misunderstandings associated with terminology commonly used to describe sampling in qualitative research. We share several definitive understandings of sampling-related issues, informed by a rigorous analysis of the methods literature.
Why is it important?
A continued lack of clarity in the language qualitative researchers use to describe what they do (their methods) erodes the real and perceived quality of qualitative research. More definitive understandings of language to describe sampling will help to advance rigorous qualitative research.
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This page is a summary of: Calling for a Shared Understanding of Sampling Terminology in Qualitative Research, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, August 2017, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1609406917725678.
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Blog: Systematic methods overviews: A rigorous approach for promoting methodological clarity
This blog describes what a systematic methods overview is (the review type on which the article about qualitative sampling terminology was based), and links to another open-access article that outlines this methodology.
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